The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostFri, 31 Jul 2015en-gb(C) 2015 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngAustralia comes poor second as rival to Singapore arbitration hub<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australia-comes-poor-second-as-rival-to-singapore-arbitration-hub-74846515/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Aus1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Australia could be a 'fabulous place' for international arbitration but its geographical location is a disadvantage and so far it 'just hasn't taken off', according to a leading barrister with experience of Australia, Singapore and London.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australia-comes-poor-second-as-rival-to-singapore-arbitration-hub-74846515/Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:07Investigation to start into cancer rate among Guantanamo lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/investigation-to-start-into-cancer-rate-among-guantanamo-lawyers-95655528/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Gua1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The official investigation is being launched following the discovery that nine military and civilian lawyers at the US base at Guantanamo Bay have or had cancer which could have been caused by conditions at the detention centre.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/investigation-to-start-into-cancer-rate-among-guantanamo-lawyers-95655528/Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:07US employment rate rises for law grads for first time since 2007<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-employment-rate-rises-for-law-grads-for-first-time-since-2007-90344852/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Off16.jpg' border='0'/></a>The employment rate for 2014 has risen to 86.7 - up over 2% points on last year, partly thanks to a smaller number of students reading the law.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-employment-rate-rises-for-law-grads-for-first-time-since-2007-90344852/Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:07Law firms predicted to start publishing on numerous platforms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-predicted-to-start-publishing-on-numerous-platforms-50489909/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Fac1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some law firms are likely to decide in a matter of a few years to publish their content on a range of platforms including Facebook Instant Articles, Apple News, Twitter Video and Flipboard, according to experts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-predicted-to-start-publishing-on-numerous-platforms-50489909/Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:07Burnout and stress hit 73pc of lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/burnout-and-stress-hit-73pc-of-lawyers-64801952/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Stress11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Long hours is blamed as the main cause (by 58% of respondents), followed by difficult clients (38%) and constant interruptions (35%), among the 1,000 UK partners, associates and trainees polled in the survey published in The Lawyer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/burnout-and-stress-hit-73pc-of-lawyers-64801952/Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:07K&L Gates chief speaks out on partner losses<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kl-gates-chief-speaks-out-on-partner-losses-55770610/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Exi1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chair Peter Kalis has spoken about the departure of 90 partners this year from the 2,000-lawyer firm - saying that they are a natural outcome from the firm's promotion and feedback strategy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kl-gates-chief-speaks-out-on-partner-losses-55770610/Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:07Drone courses set up to educate public on rights and duties<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/drone-courses-set-up-to-educate-public-on-rights-and-duties-20675674/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dro15.jpg' border='0'/></a>Courses are beginning to be set up to educate potential users of drones on the requirements of civil aviation authorities and the other rules they need to follow.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/drone-courses-set-up-to-educate-public-on-rights-and-duties-20675674/Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:07Deutsche Bank targets at risk as legal costs drag down results<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/deutsche-bank-targets-at-risk-as-legal-costs-drag-down-results-98790903/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Deu1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Germany's biggest bank has warned that it might not reach its 2020 performance goals if it has to continue to make large payments becuase of regulatory fines and settlements.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/deutsche-bank-targets-at-risk-as-legal-costs-drag-down-results-98790903/Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:07Akin Gump and Sullivan & Cromwell donate to Hillary Clinton camp<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/akin-gump-and-sullivan--cromwell-donate-to-hillary-clinton-camp-95084241/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hil11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms are among the largest financial supporters of the Hillary Clinton campaign to become the Democratic presidential candidate - as her accounts reveal that she has raised &pound;46m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/akin-gump-and-sullivan--cromwell-donate-to-hillary-clinton-camp-95084241/Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:07LexisNexis buys legal media organisation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lexisnexis-buys-legal-media-organisation-51557982/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ana1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The company has bought MLex, a group that analyses regulatory risk in different jurisdictions around the world.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lexisnexis-buys-legal-media-organisation-51557982/Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:07Insurance law team jumps ship for lure of less pressure and lower billing rates<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/insurance-law-team-jumps-ship-for-lure-of-less-pressure-and-lower-billing-rates-70391785/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Clo12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dickstein Shapiro has lost a ten-lawyer team to Liner in LA - not because the lawyers were unhappy or concerned but because they were offered the chance to concentrate more on client service and the law and less on the needs of hourly billing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/insurance-law-team-jumps-ship-for-lure-of-less-pressure-and-lower-billing-rates-70391785/Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:07Lawyers on asset trail of kleptocrats face obstacle course<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-on-asset-trail-of-kleptocrats-face-obstacle-course-80033213/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ass1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers and others involved in the US's Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative face numerous difficulties in the tracing, tracking and identifying of the assets as well as issues of political will, according to a specialist at McDermott Will & Emery.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-on-asset-trail-of-kleptocrats-face-obstacle-course-80033213/Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:07New York ban on non-lawyer equity investment in law firms is upheld<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/new-york-ban-on-non-lawyer-equity-investment-in-law-firms-is-upheld-25200046/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/NY16.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US District Court for the Southern District of New York has said that a challenge to the existing ban is 'entirely without merit'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/new-york-ban-on-non-lawyer-equity-investment-in-law-firms-is-upheld-25200046/Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:07Ashurst begins rebuild of structured finance team after exit of nine US lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-begins-rebuild-of-structured-finance-team-after-exit-of-nine-us-lawyers-58728394/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/USA13.jpg' border='0'/></a>The international firm has recruited a former UBS Securities managing director in order to carve out a new group in the US, after nine lawyers left from New York and Washington DC for Paul Hastings in July.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-begins-rebuild-of-structured-finance-team-after-exit-of-nine-us-lawyers-58728394/Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:07Tech company sets up DIY law service for SMEs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/tech-company-sets-up-diy-law-service-for-smes-95990426/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/DIY11.jpg' border='0'/></a>LawPath, an Australian business, has set up a database of 200 legal documents in a relationship with LexisNexis which allows users to download and customise the texts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/tech-company-sets-up-diy-law-service-for-smes-95990426/Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:07Lawyers play leading role in clear up of Toshiba profits scandal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-play-leading-role-in-clear-up-of-toshiba-profits-scandal-18650485/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tos1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Toshiba is including a lawyer in its six-person revitalisation committee whose aim is to prevent further improprieties occurring after recent revelations about the over-statement of profits for six years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-play-leading-role-in-clear-up-of-toshiba-profits-scandal-18650485/Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:07Stephen Hawking seeks legal ban on use of killer robots<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stephen-hawking-seeks-legal-ban-on-use-of-killer-robots-14476162/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Drone6.jpg' border='0'/></a>Professor Stephen Hawking and entrepreneur Elon Musk are among over 1,000 signatories to a letter asking for a specific ban on the use of artificial intelligence in weapons that would be 'beyond meaningful human control'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stephen-hawking-seeks-legal-ban-on-use-of-killer-robots-14476162/Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:07Dentons Dacheng unlikely to seal merger before 2016<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-dacheng-unlikely-to-seal-merger-before-2016-24891077/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/manda.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Financial Times has pointed out various cultural and administrative difficulties facing what will become the world's largest law firm - highlighting the amount of time it is taking to seal the combination that was announced in January.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-dacheng-unlikely-to-seal-merger-before-2016-24891077/Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:07Foreign lawyers could risk liberty in China after mass arrest of local peers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/foreign-lawyers-could-risk-liberty-in-china-after-mass-arrest-of-local-peers-14032965/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_191085812.jpg' border='0'/></a>A professor of Chinese law has warned that it is not just Chinese lawyers who could be at risk of arrest in the People's Republic - but also foreign lawyers working there.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/foreign-lawyers-could-risk-liberty-in-china-after-mass-arrest-of-local-peers-14032965/Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:07MoFo bulks up in Hong Kong by recruiting Winston disputes team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mofo-bulks-up-in-hong-kong-by-recruiting-winston-disputes-team-84461825/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hong Kong4.jpg' border='0'/></a>The former Asia head of the Winston & Strawn litigation group, Adrian Yip, has moved to Morrison & Foerster along with three associates.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mofo-bulks-up-in-hong-kong-by-recruiting-winston-disputes-team-84461825/Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:07Bingham McCutchen was dropped by insurer over diversity, says GC<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/bingham-mccutchen-was-dropped-by-insurer-over-diversity-says-gc-45067788/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_300665249 (1)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The general counsel of Massachusetts Mutual has explained why the insurer stopped doing business with the now-defunct Bingham.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/bingham-mccutchen-was-dropped-by-insurer-over-diversity-says-gc-45067788/Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:07Drone operators risk regulatory enquiries for misdemeanours<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/drone-operators-risk-regulatory-enquiries-for-misdemeanours-4935942/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Drone (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Drone operators are exposed to the possibility of inquiries by the police, privacy bodies, health and safety authorities and aviation authorities, according to law firm RPC.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/drone-operators-risk-regulatory-enquiries-for-misdemeanours-4935942/Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:07Around the House<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-94091605/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_155984543.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globehttp://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-94091605/Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:07Asian-American lawyers launch Fortune 500 GC initiative<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/asian-american-lawyers-launch-fortune-500-gc-initiative-71233737/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Xerox.jpg' border='0'/></a>A target of 20 lawyers by 2020 in Fortune 500 companies is the aim.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/asian-american-lawyers-launch-fortune-500-gc-initiative-71233737/Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:07Litigation funder Burford reports $36 million profit on one case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/litigation-funder-burford-reports-$36-million-profit-on-one-case-35052243/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/profit (5).jpg' border='0'/></a>Litigation funder Burford Capital has made a $36 million in profit on one of its cases, its largest recovery to date.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/litigation-funder-burford-reports-$36-million-profit-on-one-case-35052243/Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:07K&L Gates loses 80 partners in seven months<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kl-gates-loses-80-partners-in-seven-months-39727281/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dallas (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>The 2,000-lawyer international law firm has been losing some of its stars, including those tipped to lead the practice in future, according to observers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kl-gates-loses-80-partners-in-seven-months-39727281/Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:07Fraudsters zoom in on property law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fraudsters-zoom-in-on-property-law-firms-8332523/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Fraud (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Property law firms are turning out to be a particular target for fraudsters in the UK because of their access to the bank account details of clients and because time pressure in property transactions often provides opportunities for fraud.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fraudsters-zoom-in-on-property-law-firms-8332523/Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:07Accountancy firms begin push into M&A and corporate legal services<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/accountancy-firms-begin-push-into-ma-and-corporate-legal-services-396649/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/australia (3)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Signs that the accountancy profession is beginning to edge into the provision of legal services in new areas have been picked up in the latest research from the Commonwealth Bank.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/accountancy-firms-begin-push-into-ma-and-corporate-legal-services-396649/Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:07Pinsent Masons invests in automatic compliance-checking company<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pinsent-masons-invests-in-automatic-compliance-checking-company-56341071/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cloud.jpg' border='0'/></a>The UK-based international firm has taken a majority stake in Cerico, a cloud-based seller of e-training and compliance products, and will move the business into its offices on August 1.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pinsent-masons-invests-in-automatic-compliance-checking-company-56341071/Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:07Bar Council chief says 30% of lawyers in India are fake<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bar-council-chief-says-30%-of-lawyers-in-india-are-fake-96933825/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/india liberal.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra has made the shocking statement that 30 per cent of all lawyers in India hold fraudulent law degrees.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bar-council-chief-says-30%-of-lawyers-in-india-are-fake-96933825/Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:07BigLaw moves to protect itself against raids on top lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/biglaw-moves-to-protect-itself-against-raids-on-top-lawyers-8621730/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New York (20).jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading law firms have become 'less anxious' about the possibility of raids on their key lawyers, according to the chair of Paul Hastings, Seth Zachary.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/biglaw-moves-to-protect-itself-against-raids-on-top-lawyers-8621730/Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:07Drone near miss prompts warning on multiple lawsuits<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/drone-near-miss-prompts-warning-on-multiple-lawsuits-16582887/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Luftansa (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A potential collision at Warsaw airport, averted by a 100m gap between a Lufthansa plane and a drone, has led to a warning that lawyers will be launching multiple PI lawsuits unless effective regulation comes in to tackle illegal use of drones.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/drone-near-miss-prompts-warning-on-multiple-lawsuits-16582887/Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:07India poised to enable foreign lawyers to act in arbitrations<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/india-poised-to-enable-foreign-lawyers-to-act-in-arbitrations-98579512/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Singapore (10).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Indian government is hoping to pass an amendment this session which would allow foreign lawyers to come to India and represent their clients in arbitrations.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/india-poised-to-enable-foreign-lawyers-to-act-in-arbitrations-98579512/Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:07BakerHostetler reaches $700m tally in fees on Madoff liquidation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bakerhostetler-reaches-$700m-tally-in-fees-on-madoff-liquidation-8949576/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bernard Madoff offices (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A team led by partner Irving Picard has been working since 2008 on the liquidation of assets of Bernard Madoff, convicted of using Ponzi scheme arrangement in his investment business.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bakerhostetler-reaches-$700m-tally-in-fees-on-madoff-liquidation-8949576/Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:07Bar Council report highlights situation for female barristers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bar-council-report-highlights-situation-for-female-barristers-40940055/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/barristers.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Bar Council report on the experience of female barristers has found that many feel the bar has changed for the better, but also feel pushed toward traditional 'women's practice areas' such as family and sex crime.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bar-council-report-highlights-situation-for-female-barristers-40940055/Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:07Freshfields uses salary hike to recruit for new admin hub<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/freshfields-uses-salary-hike-to-recruit-for-new-admin-hub-26445483/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_298197518.jpg' border='0'/></a>Freshfields is understood to be making waves in Manchester by offering salaries to paralegals that are 27 per cent above the market rate, as it staffs up to open its new administration centre there this summer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/freshfields-uses-salary-hike-to-recruit-for-new-admin-hub-26445483/Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:07Non-lawyers will head up law firms in the next decade<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/non-lawyers-will-head-up-law-firms-in-the-next-decade-77350072/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/boardroom (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Most UK law firms will be managed by non-lawyers in the next five to ten years, a leading consultant says.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/non-lawyers-will-head-up-law-firms-in-the-next-decade-77350072/Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:07Contract lawyers could get overtime following Skadden New York ruling<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/contract-lawyers-could-get-overtime-following-skadden-new-york-ruling-16263183/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New York (19).jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms could have to pay contract lawyers overtime for basic document review work after a New York court ruled against Skadden Arps and legal staffing firm Tower Legal Services.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/contract-lawyers-could-get-overtime-following-skadden-new-york-ruling-16263183/Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:07Local Indian firms gear up for liberalisation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/local-indian-firms-gear-up-for-liberalisation-36650340/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/India7.jpg' border='0'/></a>Indian law firms are looking out for new opportunities to expand, with some attracted to the prospect of linking up with a global law firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/local-indian-firms-gear-up-for-liberalisation-36650340/Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:07MoJ launches fresh consultation for further court fees hike<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/moj-launches-fresh-consultation-for-further-court-fees-hike-60139956/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/british coins.jpg' border='0'/></a>Only months after the Coalition Government raised some civil court fees by 600 per cent, justice minister Shailesh Vara MP has announced that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has begun another consultation to increase court fees afresh.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/moj-launches-fresh-consultation-for-further-court-fees-hike-60139956/Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:07Charles Russell reports 3.5 per cent revenue increase<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/charles-russell-reports-35-per-cent-revenue-increase-49374318/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London (31).jpg' border='0'/></a>Charles Russell Speechlys has reported increased revenues and profits during it first year of merger.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/charles-russell-reports-35-per-cent-revenue-increase-49374318/Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:07Abercrombie and Fitch settle religious discrimination suit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/abercrombie-and-fitch-settle-religious-discrimination-suit-59763624/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_269622959.jpg' border='0'/></a>On July 20 2015, the EEOC issued a statement announcing the federal appeals court's decision to dismiss Abercrombie & Fitch's appeal of the EEOC's religious discrimination case.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/abercrombie-and-fitch-settle-religious-discrimination-suit-59763624/Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:07UK rules conditional fee agreements do not violate human rights legislation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-rules-conditional-fee-agreements-do-not-violate-human-rights-legislation-20319992/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London (15).jpg' border='0'/></a>After five months of deliberation, seven Supreme Court Judges have handed down the much anticipated 3rd Judgment in Coventry v Lawrence, providing certainty to recovering litigation costs.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-rules-conditional-fee-agreements-do-not-violate-human-rights-legislation-20319992/Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:07Appleby advises Chai Tai Enterprises<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/appleby-advises-chai-tai-enterprises-52788519/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_298828385.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading offshore law firm Appleby acted as Bermuda counsel for Chia Tai Enterprises International Limited (CTEI) in the spin-off and listing of CTEI on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/appleby-advises-chai-tai-enterprises-52788519/Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:07UK publishes code of practice to enable testing of driverless cars<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-publishes-code-of-practice-to-enable-testing-of-driverless-cars-28080620/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_298326476.jpg' border='0'/></a>Alongside the creation of a &pound;20m R&D fund, the UK government has published a set of guidelines to cover the training requirements for test drivers, rules on safety and other issues.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-publishes-code-of-practice-to-enable-testing-of-driverless-cars-28080620/Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:07Lawyer declares the end of private lives for employees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-declares-the-end-of-private-lives-for-employees-61374321/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_297450098.jpg' border='0'/></a>A lawyer in New Zealand has said that the behaviour of employees 'even if they are on their own time' will be taken into account by employers - referring to a case in which two government workers were recently suspended in relation to a video.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-declares-the-end-of-private-lives-for-employees-61374321/Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:07HP sells iManage to its founders<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/hp-sells-imanage-to-its-founders-52308135/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/HP (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The software company provides document management services to many of the top players in the legal marketplace.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/hp-sells-imanage-to-its-founders-52308135/Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:07Portolano Cavallo launches in New York<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/portolano-cavallo-launches-in-new-york-50235201/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_298846913.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Italian firm's US office will be headed up by resident partner Yan Pecoraro.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/portolano-cavallo-launches-in-new-york-50235201/Thu, 23 Jul 2015 01:07Fashion pair create new outfit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fashion-pair-create-new-outfit-46535865/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cartier (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Richemont chairman Johann Rupert has reportedly invited LVMH and Kering to join the luxury retail website that will be formed by the merger of Yoox and Net-a-Porter.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fashion-pair-create-new-outfit-46535865/Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:07L'Oreal face lawsuit from its former head patent lawyer<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/loreal-face-lawsuit-from-its-former-head-patent-lawyer-66923150/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/patent stamp.jpg' border='0'/></a>L'Oreal's former head patent lawyer Steven Trzaska is suing the beauty company, which he alleges fired him because he refused to file applications that were not patentable.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/loreal-face-lawsuit-from-its-former-head-patent-lawyer-66923150/Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:07LVMH hits the headlines<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lvmh-hits-the-headlines-34183033/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/newspapers_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>LVMH is attempting to grow its media empire with the purchase of French daily newspaper Le Parisien. The group already owns the business daily Les Echos.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lvmh-hits-the-headlines-34183033/Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:07New jewel in Bulgari's crown<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-jewel-in-bulgaris-crown-7597038/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dubai3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bulgari is stepping further into the hotel industry. The Italian jeweller has reached agreement with Dubai developer Meraas Holding to build a luxury resort on Jumeirah Bay Island.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-jewel-in-bulgaris-crown-7597038/Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:07Luxury: The GC perspective<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/luxury-the-gc-perspective-94796602/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/social media (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>A growing conundrum for top in-house lawyers at luxury brand businesses is that while their legal teams are generally fairly small, workloads have increased dramatically over recent years. Jonathan Ames reports from the Luxury Law Summit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/luxury-the-gc-perspective-94796602/Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:07OHIM issues a report on counterfeit goods<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ohim-issues-a-report-on-counterfeit-goods-19742486/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_1shutterstock_296954561.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new study from OHIM, the EU's intellectual property agency, shows that the sale of fake clothes, shoes and accessories in the EU equals nearly 10 per cent of the total sales in the sector throughout the EU-28.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ohim-issues-a-report-on-counterfeit-goods-19742486/Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:07Global trends in luxury spending<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/global-trends-in-luxury-spending-52463983/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_297795389.jpg' border='0'/></a>Americans and Japanese spend the most on luxury goods, with the aspirational consumers taking the lead.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/global-trends-in-luxury-spending-52463983/Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:07Standard Chartered revamps legal function<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/standard-chartered-revamps-legal-function-75513924/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/standard-chartered.jpg' border='0'/></a>As part of a management shake-up, Standard Chartered has given additional responsibilities to two members of the legal department.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/standard-chartered-revamps-legal-function-75513924/Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:07Walt Disney GC tops the salary league<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/walt-disney-gc-tops-the-salary-league-72463748/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_247254838.jpg' border='0'/></a>Walt Disney general counsel Alan Braverman has topped a survey of high earning heads of legal by Corporate Counsel magazine.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/walt-disney-gc-tops-the-salary-league-72463748/Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:07Legal depts prefer BigLaw for IP litigation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/legal-depts-prefer-biglaw-for-ip-litigation-53881029/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_298326950.jpg' border='0'/></a>An analysis of $18 billion of invoices could indicate that BigLaw firms are on the way back, having re-engineered their workforce and reviewed billing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/legal-depts-prefer-biglaw-for-ip-litigation-53881029/Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:07Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-81745836/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_106216493.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globehttp://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-81745836/Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:07UK litigants taking on a larger number of commercial court cases<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-litigants-taking-on-a-larger-number-of-commercial-court-cases-50730870/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_297569873.jpg' border='0'/></a>The latest research suggests that the proportion of UK litigants in London's Commercial Court has increased. Outside Europe, Eurasia (Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Russia) and the Middle East and North Africa topped the list.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-litigants-taking-on-a-larger-number-of-commercial-court-cases-50730870/Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:07Steptoe recruits seven-lawyer financial services team from Squire Patton<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/steptoe-recruits-seven-lawyer-financial-services-team-from-squire-patton-30001747/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/WashingtonDC1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The team is being led by Micah Green, who will head the Steptoe & Johnson financial services team as well as chairing the government affairs & public policy group from the Washington DC office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/steptoe-recruits-seven-lawyer-financial-services-team-from-squire-patton-30001747/Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:07Cloud-based practice recruits eight lawyers from Roetzel & Andress<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cloud-based-practice-recruits-eight-lawyers-from-roetzel--andress-23133259/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_298522865.jpg' border='0'/></a>The lawyers are joining FisherBroyles LLP, a cloud-based firm that was started in Atlanta in 2002 and now has a team of 120 professionals.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cloud-based-practice-recruits-eight-lawyers-from-roetzel--andress-23133259/Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:07Top Japanese law firm embarrassed by Toshiba accounts scandal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/top-japanese-law-firm-embarrassed-by-toshiba-accounts-scandal-1031717/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Toshiba.jpg' border='0'/></a>The leading Japanese firm Mori Hamada & Matsumoto featured Toshiba in a corporate governance book it published in May, unaware of the fact that the company had been routinely overstating its results over the previous six years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/top-japanese-law-firm-embarrassed-by-toshiba-accounts-scandal-1031717/Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:07Greenberg Traurig creates new top role to develop firm outside US<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/greenberg-traurig-creates-new-top-role-to-develop-firm-outside-us-2965756/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Berlin (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>The 1,800-lawyer practice with 30 offices around the world has created the post of executive chair - and the role is is understood to include developing international growth as well as overall strategy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/greenberg-traurig-creates-new-top-role-to-develop-firm-outside-us-2965756/Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:07Luxury is on the move - aspirationally<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/luxury-is-on-the-move---aspirationally-96587554/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shanghai (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>The $450 billion luxury industry may be in a state of flux with mixed messages from China, but there was plenty of optimism at the Luxury Law Summit in London, reports Jonathan Ames.http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/luxury-is-on-the-move---aspirationally-96587554/Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:07Ferragamo stamps on the shoe copycats<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ferragamo-stamps-on-the-shoe-copycats-91270604/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ferragamo.jpg' border='0'/></a>Salvatore Ferragamo has taken the unusual step of going public on the scale of counterfeiting against its brand.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ferragamo-stamps-on-the-shoe-copycats-91270604/Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:07Luis Pais Antunes to head up PLMJ<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/luis-pais-antunes-to-head-up-plmj-10282859/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lisbon cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Luís Pais Antunes has become PLMJ's new managing partner for the next three years, taking over from Manuel Santos Vítor, who had held the position since 2008.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/luis-pais-antunes-to-head-up-plmj-10282859/Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:07European lawyers intervene on French intelligence bill<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/european-lawyers-intervene-on-french-intelligence-bill-63203294/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_297764774.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) has submitted comments as part of the review of the bill on intelligence, and made several suggestions to bring the law into compliance with the right to privacy and the right to legal advice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/european-lawyers-intervene-on-french-intelligence-bill-63203294/Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:07Immigrant Children in New York given access to lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/immigrant-children-in-new-york-given-access-to-lawyers-8587326/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_297943178.jpg' border='0'/></a>New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced on Sunday that every undocumented immigrant child in New York will now be given access to a lawyer in order to plead their case.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/immigrant-children-in-new-york-given-access-to-lawyers-8587326/Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:07Partners steer away from debt in wake of Dewey failure<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/partners-steer-away-from-debt-in-wake-of-dewey-failure-33660709/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Citibank6.jpg' border='0'/></a>Average debt levels held by US law firm partners have fallen a third since 2008 - partly because of concern over the problems that happened at heavily indebted Dewey & LeBoeuf, according to research from Citi Private Bank.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/partners-steer-away-from-debt-in-wake-of-dewey-failure-33660709/Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:07Numbers soar among $1,000 per hour lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/numbers-soar-among-$1000-per-hour-lawyers-97141046/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/general electric2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The number of external legal advisers who charge over $1,000 an hour has gone up by 75 per cent at the General Electric Company.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/numbers-soar-among-$1000-per-hour-lawyers-97141046/Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:07Stephenson Harwood launches investigations venture<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stephenson-harwood-launches-investigations-venture-91604804/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cyber (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The nine-office, 420-lawyer international firm is teaming up a firm of risk mitigation specialists and a set of barristers chambers to offer a 'full-service cyber investigations and compliance team'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stephenson-harwood-launches-investigations-venture-91604804/Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:07US privacy body starts talks on drone rules at Obama behest<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-privacy-body-starts-talks-on-drone-rules-at-obama-behest-27644643/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/White House (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Talks on the privacy aspects of drones will start in two weeks time, following a request received by the National Telecommunications & Information Administration from President Obama, sent by him a fortnight after a drone crashed by the White House.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-privacy-body-starts-talks-on-drone-rules-at-obama-behest-27644643/Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:07No Ivy League lawyers here, please<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/no-ivy-league-lawyers-here-please-188944/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/harvard3.jpg' border='0'/></a>A New York real estate lawyer has railed against lawyers from elite universities, but admits they would not apply for his firm anyway.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/no-ivy-league-lawyers-here-please-188944/Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:07Online Pirates set to receive larger sentences under new proposals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/online-pirates-set-to-receive-larger-sentences-under-new-proposals-64948554/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_297223337.jpg' border='0'/></a>Proposals from the Intellectual Property Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have called for commercial infringement of copyright to be punishable by a ten year prision sentence, instead of the current two year maximum.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/online-pirates-set-to-receive-larger-sentences-under-new-proposals-64948554/Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:07Regulator resignation heralds end of era of bank-bashing<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/regulator-resignation-heralds-end-of-era-of-bank-bashing-6495835/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_297072371.jpg' border='0'/></a>The abrupt resignation of UK regulator Martin Wheatley - seen as the head of the 'bankers are bad' regime - is being greeted with sober welcome in public but rejoicing in the back rooms of the City of London institutions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/regulator-resignation-heralds-end-of-era-of-bank-bashing-6495835/Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:07Four-partner corporate team leaves Reed Smith for Cooley<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/four-partner-corporate-team-leaves-reed-smith-for-cooley-53910472/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rsz_shutterstock_297391016.jpg' border='0'/></a>Reed Smith star Yvan-Claude Pierre, head of its global corporate and securities group and chair of its US capital markets team, is working out his notice period, alongside three other partners, before departing for Cooley.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/four-partner-corporate-team-leaves-reed-smith-for-cooley-53910472/Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:07Newly listed Gateley predicts &pound;60 million revenue<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/newly-listed-gateley-predicts-60-million-revenue-50525436/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Stock exchange (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>The first law firm to float in the UK has reported strong trading conditions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/newly-listed-gateley-predicts-60-million-revenue-50525436/Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:07Magic Circle salary rise heats up as A&O catches Freshfields<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/magic-circle-salary-rise-heats-up-as-ao-catches-freshfields-17345202/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London (29).jpg' border='0'/></a>Allen & Overy is pushing up its newly qualified pay rate in the UK by 18 per cent to put it on a par with the &pound;78,500 offered by Freshfields - and leaving the two firms in the lead among Magic Circle practices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/magic-circle-salary-rise-heats-up-as-ao-catches-freshfields-17345202/Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:07Harneys expected to open Bermuda base<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/harneys-expected-to-open-bermuda-base-81848160/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bermuda (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>In a move that suggests some tax havens still have a bright future in spite of calls to reduce their effect on world taxation, offshore 12-office law firm Harneys looks set to become the third firm to open up in Bermuda this year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/harneys-expected-to-open-bermuda-base-81848160/Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:07Survey shows majority junior lawyers feel fulfilled despite career concerns<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/survey-shows-majority-junior-lawyers-feel-fulfilled-despite-career-concerns-57604040/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Young_lawyers_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Most junior lawyers are fulfilled in their professional lives and enjoy a reasonably healthy work/life balance, despite some concerns over bonus schemes, the quality of management and career prospects.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/survey-shows-majority-junior-lawyers-feel-fulfilled-despite-career-concerns-57604040/Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:07City firms view SRA training proposals with suspicion<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-firms-view-sra-training-proposals-with-suspicion-56798235/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>In a report by the Law Society, City firms warn that proposals to change legal training by the Solicitors Regulation Authority are potentially dangerous to the UK law industry's global reputation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-firms-view-sra-training-proposals-with-suspicion-56798235/Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:07Court smells a rat in perfume case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/court-smells-a-rat-in-perfume-case-33370706/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/nina ricci.jpg' border='0'/></a>Spanish retailers have been ordered to clear the shelves of a range of 'smell-alike' perfumes following a successful trademark suit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/court-smells-a-rat-in-perfume-case-33370706/Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:07Town halls could house UK courts as part of plan to cut 10pc of buildings<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/town-halls-could-house-uk-courts-as-part-of-plan-to-cut-10pc-of-buildings-50052739/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Town hall.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Ministry of Justice is consulting between now and October on proposals which could see 91 of its English and Welsh courts shut and a further 31 combined - as part of a cost-cutting move - but innovation could become part of the answer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/town-halls-could-house-uk-courts-as-part-of-plan-to-cut-10pc-of-buildings-50052739/Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:07Legal costs soar at Goldman Sachs while profits plummet<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-costs-soar-at-goldman-sachs-while-profits-plummet-40111122/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Goldman Sachs1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The bank has posted a US$1.45b expense for legal bills and is in talks with the US Justice Department about a possible settlement over its role in selling mortgage securities in the run-up to the global financial crisis.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-costs-soar-at-goldman-sachs-while-profits-plummet-40111122/Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:07Winston & Strawn shuts Geneva office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/winston--strawn-shuts-geneva-office-6762654/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Geneva (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Chicago-based international firm is closing in the Swiss city at the end of September, from which stage the practice will run its European arbitration practice through the Paris and London offices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/winston--strawn-shuts-geneva-office-6762654/Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:07Akin Gump seeks to provide partner financial stability in post-Dewey era<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/akin-gump-seeks-to-provide-partner-financial-stability-in-post-dewey-era-64875582/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New York (18).jpg' border='0'/></a>The chair of the 1,800-person firm has revealed that it makes extra efforts to reassure both partners and staff over the finances of the firm 'in the post Dewey era'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/akin-gump-seeks-to-provide-partner-financial-stability-in-post-dewey-era-64875582/Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:07Reed Smith in mourning as construction partner Lynne Freeman passes away after short illness<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/reed-smith-in-mourning-as-construction-partner-lynne-freeman-passes-away-after-short-illness-85335502/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London (28).jpg' border='0'/></a>A construction lawyer who helped quadruple the size of her team in five years, the women's champion known for her stylish dress, Lynne Freeman has died, just six weeks after sending her last message on Twitter.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/reed-smith-in-mourning-as-construction-partner-lynne-freeman-passes-away-after-short-illness-85335502/Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:07WilmerHale cuts London city office to refocus on disputes in UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/wilmerhale-cuts-london-city-office-to-refocus-on-disputes-in-uk-59592538/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london (27).jpg' border='0'/></a>The 1,000-lawyer US law firm is saying farewell to some of its partners, including London City head Joe Pillman, in a move which sees the end of a City-based practice that had 50 lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/wilmerhale-cuts-london-city-office-to-refocus-on-disputes-in-uk-59592538/Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:07Sciaroni managing partner defects to ZICOlaw<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sciaroni-managing-partner-defects-to-zicolaw-39381587/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Myanmar4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Malaysian law firm ZICOlaw has hired Samuel Britton as its Myanmar managing partner in Yangon. He moves from Sciaroni & Associates, where he was regional managing partner.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sciaroni-managing-partner-defects-to-zicolaw-39381587/Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:07Law firms focus on attraction, neglect retention<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firms-focus-on-attraction-neglect-retention-83760669/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/pros.jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal consultant John Chisholm believes firms could to do more to keep their top lawyers engaged, saying that many major firms have excellent strategies for recruiting talented lawyers, but could do more to retain them long term.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firms-focus-on-attraction-neglect-retention-83760669/Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:07HFW targets Southeast Asia with Hiswara hire<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hfw-targets-southeast-asia-with-hiswara-hire-37755529/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Indonesia2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has hired Haydn Dare as a partner from Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, Herbert Smith Freehills' alliance firm in Indonesia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hfw-targets-southeast-asia-with-hiswara-hire-37755529/Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:07KWM includes 24 Chinese lawyers in promotion round<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-includes-24-chinese-lawyers-in-promotion-round-97401600/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hong Kong (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>Two-thirds of the newly promoted partners at King & Wood Mallesons are located in China - with 10 of them working in corporate and seven in dispute resolution.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-includes-24-chinese-lawyers-in-promotion-round-97401600/Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:07Drone manufacture market predicted to boom despite strict regulation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/drone-manufacture-market-predicted-to-boom-despite-strict-regulation-38704883/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/drone (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>The international drone market is forecast to grow at 22 per cent per annum to take it to $2.3b in five years - despite 'strict airspace regulations', according to a report from Markets and Markets.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/drone-manufacture-market-predicted-to-boom-despite-strict-regulation-38704883/Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:07R&D units in law firms set to overhaul service approach<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rd-units-in-law-firms-set-to-overhaul-service-approach-40867171/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London (26).jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms are expected to launch R&D teams in larger numbers in the next few years, creating a new, more pro-active approach to highlighting issues and serving clients.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rd-units-in-law-firms-set-to-overhaul-service-approach-40867171/Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:07Infrastructure work goes into boom in Australia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/infrastructure-work-goes-into-boom-in-australia-47786138/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sydney (8).jpg' border='0'/></a>A programme of government privatisations is fuelling a boom in infrastructure work and M&A activity in New South Wales - a boom which could last a decade, according to Norton Rose Fulbright.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/infrastructure-work-goes-into-boom-in-australia-47786138/Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:07BonelliErede targets global marketplace with new brand launch<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bonellierede-targets-global-marketplace-with-new-brand-launch-30820455/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Stefano Simontacchi (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Italian law firm has changed its image in a rebrand which features leading Italian photographers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bonellierede-targets-global-marketplace-with-new-brand-launch-30820455/Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:07Greenberg Traurig to open 14-partner Berlin office from Olswang ashes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/greenberg-traurig-to-open-14-partner-berlin-office-from-olswang-ashes-93089280/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Berlin (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The 50-partner team which recently announced its departure from Olswang will become the 38th office of the 1,800-lawyer US-based practice on 1 October.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/greenberg-traurig-to-open-14-partner-berlin-office-from-olswang-ashes-93089280/Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:07Linklaters managing partner in mandate to review Lloyds Bank legal function<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-managing-partner-in-mandate-to-review-lloyds-bank-legal-function-7280835/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lloyds (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>According to bank insiders, Linklaters managing partner Simon Davies may have received a mandate to review Lloyds Bank's legal function as one of his first tasks in his new role as chief people, legal and strategy officer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-managing-partner-in-mandate-to-review-lloyds-bank-legal-function-7280835/Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:07Investors put off by rule of law issues in China and Australia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/investors-put-off-by-rule-of-law-issues-in-china-and-australia-60644754/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Australia (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A Hogan Lovells survey of 301 top decision-makers has found that they are most worried by rule of law issues in China, Australia and Bangladesh, in that order.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/investors-put-off-by-rule-of-law-issues-in-china-and-australia-60644754/Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:07